I guess the reason I've been able to remember so much more lately is that with school on top of kids, I'm simply too exhausted not to reach REM. The majority of my dreams involve water slides. Like, really twisted, complicated, scary water slides. Different variations in each dream. Anyone feel like analyzing WTF that means? The other night, the dream consisted of well, a water slide, but then also a tree with an inchworm invasion and my husband told me to throw potato chip and Oreo crumbs up on the tree to kill them, because apparently such food was lethal. If that isn't wacky enough, another dream had a wild billy goat chasing me in a blind rage. One minute I was running from him and the next, safe behind a glass door in some random house. The creature slammed into the door, not realizing it was there, and then suddenly...it was a friend of mine's kid. I was all "OMG, are you okay??!"
Anyway! Thought I'd share my nonsense. And now onto the main event. Because I have such a fondness of shakes, I'll share you an easily personalized recipe for one, and because I make the world's best pancakes (if you ask my family, anyway), one of those.
- Non-fat Plain Yogurt
- Almond Butter (or Peanut Butter)
- Another fruit (anything goes good with banana...I like blueberries, strawberries, mango, etc. Frozen kinds work great)
- Ice for desired consistency
- *Wheat Germ
- *Flax Seed
I add 2 part yogurt one part milk, a spoonful of the butter, a 1/2 spoonful of honey (or just squeeze it until you think it'll taste good...this is substitute for sugar) and how ever much of the rest you want. Blend and enjoy!
APPLE FRITTER PANCAKES
- Bisquick mix (and the called ingredients for their pancakes)
- Stage 2 Baby jar of pureed sweet potatoes (or do it yourself)
- 2 oz of Apple sauce
- few drops of vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon
Follow the Bisquick instructions. Thicker batter makes fluffier, thicker pancakes. If you add all your ingredients and it's too runny, just add more bisquick until the consistency is like cake batter. Tastes great with honey as syrup!